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The Social Basis of Suicide

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By by Dr. Gearoid O Donnchadh
Jul 2, 2010 - 12:52:55 PM


No theory is right or wrong; some theories are more useful than others are and some theories can distract us from the most profitable way forward.
There are many theories of suicide and they can usefully be categorised as two, theories of individual, often innate, causality and theories of social causation. For many years, one might say for the whole hundred and fifty years that suicide has been the subject of scientific investigation, the theories of individual causation, the psychological theories, have held the limelight. During that time suicide has grown rather than diminished as a problem.


The Social Basis of Suicide

 



The Relationship between Spirituality and Suicide Prevention.

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By by Timothy P. O’Connor
Jul 2, 2010 - 12:48:53 PM


During the course of my research on "Suicide Prevention" I was always conscious of the family and friends of the person who suicides, their pain of grief characterised by endless questioning. The following is a preamble to all my writing and talks on "Suicide Prevention".   It is a reflection drawn from various sources, which carries a deep truth and consolation for the bereaved.


The Relationship between Spirituality and Suicide Prevention.

 



The Inner World Of Young People

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By Dr. Tony Bates
Jul 2, 2010 - 12:45:11 PM


Young people are a great asset to any community. We feel a sense of pride, we feel connected to one another, when we see them succeed on the pitch, on stage and in business. They reflect what is best in the community but equally they can expose our failings. We see the impact on young people when they don't do so well, when they get left behind, become painfully stuck in their lives; how that can destroy families and communities, tear them apart. 


The Inner World Of Young People

 



The Challenge of Suicide

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By Gearoid O Donnchadha
Jun 21, 2010 - 6:56:49 AM


No explanatory theory is right or wrong; some are much more useful than others. In looking for the causes of suicide, it is unfortunate that psychological theories have held the field for so long. These, invariably, seek the cause of suicide within the individual.


The Challenge of Suicide

 



Success and Failure Identity

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By Dr Geariod O Donnochadh
Jun 21, 2010 - 6:51:53 AM


The title reflects the work and thought of William Glasser who gave us the terms in his book The Identity Society ( New York, Harper-Collins, 1975). William Glasser is an American psychiatrist who has departed from the conventional psycho-analytic approach and adopted a behaviorist approach in his professional work and is deeply influenced in his thinking by the symbolic-interactionist approach of phenomenologists like George Herbert Mead. He has named his approach 'Reality Therapy', the title of one of his most important works. This Reality Therapy, in turn, is based on Choice Theory, Glasser's theory of personal freedom.


Success and Failure Identity

 




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